For optimization, NGUI uses bitmaps instead of true type fonts. We need to export our
.otf fonts to a bitmap using a free third-party tool called BMFont
, which was created by AngelCode.
Then, we will need a
.txt file that will contain information about where each glyph is located in the exported font's bitmap. You can download the BMFont from www.angelcode.com/products/bmfont/. Free-to-use fonts are available at www.openfontlibrary.org/.
For our first font, we will use the Pacaya font created by Daniel Johnson—it is included in the
Assets.zip archive. Download, install, and launch BMFont. Install the font now by right-clicking on the
Pacaya.otf file and then selecting Install.
Once BMFont is launched ...